Vulnerability identifier: #VU46737
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
Vendor: Gnome Development Team
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.
The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition within the xmlEncodeEntitiesInternal() function in libxml2/entities.c in libxml2. A remote attacker can pas specially crafted XML data to the affected application, trigger out-of-bounds read error and read contents of memory on the system.
Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.
Note, the vulnerability was fixed in a commit 8e7c20a1 (20910-GITv2.9.10-103-g8e7c20a1).
Vulnerable software versions
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.